R.I.P. Winamp

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Speculator, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Speculator

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    Am I the only one who's looking around for a bugle to play the last post for Winamp today?

    Pour out a little for the most enduring media player. AOL are done with it apparently! :(

    Anyone care to discuss good alternatives, or is it too soon? ;)
     
  2. zach

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    Foobar forever, WinAmp never.
     
  3. power

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    Say it ain't so.
     
  4. 2SHY

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    Did use Winamp in the past.

    Foobar is really customisable and is quite good imo.
     
  5. TaXy DriVar

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    Tis a sad day. WinAmp you were my first back in 1997. Your Visualizations, Plugins and themes were amazing on my P166MMX back in the day.

    For old times sake you are now installled on my work laptop with the good old Milkdrop.

    RIP WinAmp. :upset:
     
  6. kangathekat

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    Rip sad day indeed. Although I havnt used you in over a decade you were my first and will always be remembered fondly
     
  7. Kommandant33

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    Who's gunna kick the Llamas ass?
     
  8. thebranded

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    i dont use it as much now but why do they have to sopt all downloads of it? cant they just leave it and say there is no support of it?

    Hope all the fan made addons will exist somewhere as well. Thast what made me like it more than foobar (at the time)
     
  9. cvidler

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    This is pretty much my experience too.

    As mentioned there's better options out there, and have been for ages. WinAmp started off unique and forward thinking, then they didn't go anywhere with it, and it became stale.

    WinAmp and ICQ bastions of the early internet, gone...
     
  10. HSV

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    Like many, it was a staple of my computer back in the day... with a massive playlist and a mIRC plugin... many memories!

    I'll be thinking about whipping the llama's ass all day.
     
  11. BuuBox

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    Bit of a shame but the current release is stable so baring any security issues it doesn't change much for the next few years.

    I actually bought Winamp Pro, nearing ten years ago now.
     
  12. ipex

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    it became too bloated over time
     
  13. mr626

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    Foobar is what you are after :thumbup:
     
  14. ADV

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    yeah am afraid foobar is the only player that lets me:

    1) Sort automated playlists by rating, and show two simultaneously.

    2) Show, album art and autoplaylist* and search and selection properties and allow me to arrange them however i want.

    * foobar monitors a folder and automatically updates the playlist when you copy/paste new files/folders>files into it.

    3) has the plugin: 'don't play song if its been played in the last 48 hours'

    4) has compatibility with some winamp plugins like 'g510 lcd song title'

    5) small memory and cpu foot print

    6) lets me use 'Kernal streaming' plugin which bypasses windows mixer eg. higher quality sound

    to name a few.....
     
  15. power

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    I now just use whatever for MP3's (and tbh I use Pandora a fair bit too) but WinAmp was my first MP3 player in the 90's when I ran a Pentium 100 and most people just gave you this weird look when you told them about MP3.
     
  16. power

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    just a short correction on this but winamp "whips" the LLama's ass.
     
  17. bYrd

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    RIP. The thing is, WinAmp really never changed since 1997, and the past few years there really wasn't anything new released.

    Still has the best visualisation though, Milkdrop.
     
  18. power

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    had some great streaming radio stations long before it was cool to have streaming music.
     
  19. Kommandant33

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    Good pick up... It has been about 10 years!
     
  20. soulblade64

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    This sucks, I always liked Winamp... Moved away from iTunes several years ago as I was finding it just too bloated on Windows, and that was after moving from Winamp to iTunes when iTunes was becoming popular.

    Downloaded 5.66 and it's now safely in my Dropbox.

    Looks like you can no longer buy Pro, kinda wish I'd done it ages ago...
     

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